Solomon Islands Honiara Bathymetry Chart ,1 to 75 000 #2

Date created: 15 April 2020
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SOPAC conducted a high-resolution bathymetric mapping survey of the seabed surrounding the islands of Gizo, Honiara, Marovo and Noro in the Solomon Islands. The survey was carried out over a period of six weeks in June and July 2005, resulting in the acquisition of over 1 535 km of multibeam echosounder (MBES) data. The resultant data was used to produce bathymetry charts of Gizo at 1:25 000, Honiara at 1:75 000, Marovo at 1:50 000, and Noro at 1:25 000. The Honiara bathymetry Chart is available for download from its appropriate link under Distribution Info. This work was initiated by the SOPAC/EU Reducing Vulnerability of Pacific ACP States Project (Task no.: NR 1.1.1).Chart provides information about the near shore water depths around the islands using multibeam echosounders (MBES). This bathymetric map gives a descriptive picture of the ocean bottom terrain, vividly revealing the size, shape and distribution of underwater features, and serve as the basic tool for scientific, engineering, marine geophysical and environmental studies, as well as marine and coastal resource management.Honiara is the capital of the Solomon Islands and of Guadalcanal Province and is located at 9 degrees 28' South, 159 degrees 49' East (-9.46667, 159.81667)Area covered by MBES was up to 40 km offshore and maximum depth coverage of 1150m.

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Additional Info

  • Environment
  • Geoscience
  • Jens Kruger
  • SOPAC Commission
  • 2007-04-25T17:34:50Z
  • 541ec3dd-9415-4b62-b0de-553b69d8acc7
  • Geonetwork
Member countries Solomon Islands